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Sedo’s 2Q Domain Report: 9,589 Transactions; 53% of Sales $500 Or Under; 95% $5k Or Under

Posted on the 13 August 2013 by Worldwide @thedomains

Sedo, issued its domain market study for the second quarter of 2013 today.

Sedo reported that domain name sales  below $500, accounted for 53% of sales.

Domains priced between $501 and $2,500 accounted for 35% of sales and only 7% were in the $2,501-$5,000 price range.

So basically 95% of all sales where $5,000 or under.

During the quarter, Sedo powered 9,589 transactions with a mean average price of $1,830 across all sales and a median price of $551 and a total sales volume of $17.5 Million dollars.

5% of all the 9,589 transaction or around 450 of them, Sedo acted only as escrow agent after a buyer and seller found each other and negotiated their own sales price.

Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2012 (psf) Sedo generated the same amount of money, $17.5 Million in the 2013 quarter but 2013 saw about 500 less transactions.

“.Com domain names accounted for 53% of sales and the average price for a .com domain was $1,937.

“.Org and .net domains have taken a steep decline in recent quarters, with .net falling to $1,256 from a peak of $2,054 in Q4 2012, and .org falling to $1,103 from a peak of $1,653 in the first quarter of 2013.”

“Buy Now sales accounting for 42%, Offer-Counteroffer 36%, Auctions 12 %;  Brokerage 5% percent and External Transfers” meaning transactions where Sedo only acted as escrow agent were 5%.

“Sedo powered transactions of 118 different domain extensions in Q2 2013, setting a record for the number of TLDs traded in one quarter.

“This is an 8% increase from the same quarter a year earlier where 109 different extensions were traded, and a 250% increase from the 33 extensions that were traded during the twelve months of 2003, when Sedo began reporting the figure.

“Further supporting this observation, the .co extension was among the top ten most frequently sold TLDs on Sedo’s marketplace for the second consecutive quarter.

“In addition, the report shows a continued global expansion in the market with Sedo buyers coming from 160 different countries and Chinese dot-coms accounting for two of the top ten valued sales.

“Additional highlights from Sedo’s Q2 2013 Market Study:

“.De was the second most highly-traded extension accounting for 15% of transactions, followed by .net and which each accounted for four percent.

“The three highest-valued sales of the quarter were for $300,000, for $252,000 and for $140,000.…

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